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Why is America still supporting Ukraine?

DEAR EDITOR:

Having been on earth for over 50 years, I have seen many changes in the United States and world, including advances in technology to emergence of internet. Unfortunately, during that time, needless and senseless wars that have been fought (the exception to this is, of course, Afghanistan for the horror and destruction they caused on Sept. 11, 2001) has allowed of defense contractors and the politicians who own their stock to increase their wealth.

This leads me to Ukraine. I have empathy for Ukrainian and Russian citizens stuck in this war. The issue I am struggling with is the U.S. is using this as a “proxy” war to fight Russia, using President Zelenskyy and Ukraine as the vessel.

I am not buying the notion Zelenskyy is the next Winston Churchill, like the western media portrays. The idea that Ukraine is the democratic model within Eastern Europe is just a myth. Ukraine is far from being a model of a democratic or capitalist society and is one of Europe’s most corrupt countries.

President Biden, in his March 26 remarks on the war, said the conflict was “a battle between democracy and autocracy, between liberty and repression, between a rules-based order and one governed by brute force.” Zelenskyy has used this conflict as justification for nationalizing several media outlets and outlawing 11 opposition parties. This does not sound like democracy but more authoritarianism.

Second, Undersecretary of State Victoria Nuland later admitted under oath there were, in fact, 20 to 30 bio labs in and around Ukraine. Do we believe this administration used these labs that contained dangerous pathogens were there for scientific study — that they just happens to share a border with Russia? I find that hard to believe.

Finally, this administration is worried about protecting Ukraine’s sovereignty and border. How about protecting our borders? This administration has allowed an enormous amount of illegal immigration. But anyone who wants to become a U.S. citizen “legally” face a ton of time and money.

We need to stop funding the Ukrainian government. Over $10 billion has been given to Ukraine, and this administration wants to send an additional $33 billion. This makes no sense. We already have a substantial amount of debt, and now we want to fund Ukraine? Between the skyrocketing gas prices, food, crime and inflation, why are we giving money to Ukraine, a country that has nothing to offer the U.S.? We need to get our own fiscal house in order and this administration owes an answer to the American people.

LARRY YORK

Warren

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